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Brett Favre

If there were any justice in the world, NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre would have been canceled long ago, after two massage therapists for ...
...the NY Jets sued him back in 2011, claiming they lost their jobs as a result of a crude text message Favre sent to one of the women.
Favre denied the allegations and the lawsuit was eventually settled. Favre has denied any wrongdoing, both then and now.
In fact, he was rolled out not only as an elder statesman of the game by the NFL, but as a celebrity spokesman for ...
...companies like Copper Fit, Sensodyne, Wrangler, and Hyundai. Brett Favre ain’t no sissy left coast elitist!
He’s a good ole boy from down Mississippi, goll darn it!
That regular guy schtick and love of his home state is what makes Favre’s alleged role in diverting welfare money from the needy in Mississippi, the poorest state in the Union by several different metrics, so galling.
"As if Brett Favre’s blunders in (allegedly) diverting $5 million of Mississippi’s federal welfare money to build a new volleyball facility at Southern Miss wasn’t crazy enough, ...
...two concussion drug companies he backed that are also entangled in the scandal overstated the known effectiveness of their drugs to raise money, according to an ESPN report."
Those funds were reportedly a backchannel to his volleyball arena project. In 2020, Favre was ordered to repay the funds, but still owes nearly $228,000 in interest.
Favre has said he was unaware the funds directed to him for his speeches were welfare-designated funds.
Favre has denied the allegations and blamed the media, saying in a statement to Fox News (of course), “I have done nothing wrong, and it is past time to set the record straight. No one ever told me, and I did not know, that funds designated for welfare ...
...recipients were going to the University or me. I tried to help my alma mater USM, a public Mississippi state university, raise funds for a wellness center. My goal was and always will be to improve the athletic facilities at my university.”
That would be a much more believable argument had the Mississippi Free Press not released text messages from Favre to non-profit founder Nancy New, who has since pled guilty ... bribery of a public official, fraud against the government, and wire fraud, asking if there was any way the media could find out how where the diverted funds came from.
But Brett Favre has been terrible for a long time. Sad it took sports fans this long to figure that out.